Longview council backs arena improvements
Longview, TX — A nearly $1 million demolition and replacement of the Longview Rodeo Arena received a necessary blessing Thursday from the Longview City Council, which could approve the plan in one month.
The city closed the arena after learning of structural damage.
Public Works Director Keith Bonds said demolishing the arena and constructing new 5,060-seat grandstands with a 300-square-foot elevated announcer’s booth and arena lighting would cost $928,000, likely paid from municipal reserves and savings from past capital improvement bond packages.
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